I've had sciatica in my left leg for a few years (see signature). My med "cocktail" since my 2nd back surgery had been 2 Gabapentin, 1 Hydrocodone, 1 Cyclobenzeprene 3 times daily with a 3rd Gabapentin with the evening dose. This made things manageable most of the time. The pain, cramping, etc. would flare after certain exercises or longer drives in the car.
My meds changed with a Right total knee replacement in May 2013, stronger meds and no significant flare-ups on the left side. Now I'm 4 weeks post-op with a Left TKR and the sciatic pain, numbness, cramping has been very much aggravated and not well controlled by medications. It's disrupting my sleep and making it difficult to find comfort during the day. Of course standing gives a bit of relief, but a lot of standing/walking is too much for my recovering knee tissues.
Frustrating. Any advice, similar experiences, etc.? Thank You,
26/11/2013 TKR Left Knee
14/05/2013 TKR Right Knee
20/07/2010 Arthroscopy Right Knee
07/10/2008 REDO Lumbar Laminectomy L5-S1(ongoing pain Left Leg: cramps hamstring & thigh, numb toes)
14/12/2007 Lumbar Discectomy L5-S1